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Factory Blem Shoes - Approach

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  • SIZING - Shoes are unisex. Guys order street shoe size. Ladies order one and a half sizes down.
  • Need great shoes for cheap? Here's your chance to score a great deal on shoes looking for a good home. Factory blem shoes contain some cosmetic blemishes that do not affect the structure, performance, or size of the shoe. Please read full description before purchasing. 

    Factory Blem Shoes may contain the following cosmetic blemishes:

    • Shallow or deep scratches in rubber
    • Minor stains on fabric
    • Minor rips in fabric
    • Excess glue along rubber
    • Scuff marks on colored rubber
    • Misprint of logos
    • Notes of chalk 

    Please note, because of the deep discount of these shoes, they are not eligible for refunds or exchanges, nor are they covered by our warranty. If you are unsure of your So iLL shoe sizing, we recommend buying two pairs.


Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
First Approach Shoes

I have never owned a pair of approach shoes before, and I am super excited about these ones! After trying them on for the first time, I immediately loved them. They are so light and comfortable. So far I've worn them on steep, loose terrain and on rocky approaches, and they have performed exceptionally! The Dark Matter Rubber provides the extra stick I need when descending rocky trails. I like that the soles are thick enough that my feet are protected while also being thin enough so that I can feel where I'm stepping. Regarding cosmetic blemishes, I honestly can't find any! These shoes are great!

Super cool and pretty

I received my “cosmetic blemish” approach and honestly they look SUPER. They have this tiny glue mark, like residue, where the sole meets the fabric and honestly, with one wear, it was already fading out.
I have reeeeally narrow feet so they’re al little wide but as in the comfortable side not too big, you can feel the shoe like a tough soled shoe. The style and vibe that it projects its super cool so im happy with my buy. I totally recomment So ILL and this shoes.

Approach Factory Blem

These shoes are fantastic! I wear them daily for biking to the climb gym in the city! Great all around shoes! As you can see in the pic the blem is hardly noticeable

Thumbs sky high

Rad shoes. I'm a big fan of the factory blem options. These arrived with some over glue in two seams but the "issue" was no longer noticible after only one day of use. I'm not often the "fashionable" sort (too introverted for the flashy life style) but I've received a borderline annoying amount of positive comments from folks on these shoes. I highly recommend these.

Raddest shoes I own!

I LOVE these shoes. They are super well made and the style looks great with a pair of jeans. Full disclaimer: I haven’t gotten to wear them. I’m dumb and ordered the men’s size (to be fair the factory blemish listing doesn’t specify that its men’s sizing and women need to order accordingly). Because I ordered factory blemish I can’t return them for my correct size and I’m super sad.

But I can say that they are awesome and look exactly as pictured. I was worried about the material getting dirty easily, especially at the crag, but after seeing them in person I can see that the material will stay looking new for awhile. I was also concerned that they might look large. Even though I ordered these in the wrong size, I don’t feel they will make women’s feet look large. Also, for those of you considering the factory blemish, you can barely tell there’s anything wrong. Mine have a scuff on the toe.